Sun Java System Application Server Enterprise Edition 8.1 2005Q2 Troubleshooting Guide

Cannot Reinstall Application Server After Manual Deletion of Directories


If the Application Server directories are deleted manually rather than by means of the included uninstall the program, subsequent attempts to reinstall the Application Server in the same directory fail. This is because the installation directory information stored in /tmp/productregistry file remains even though the program directories have been removed.

Solution 1

Remove Application Server directory information from the <location\> property entries in the /tmp/productregistry file; for example, change:




Solution 2

Reinstall the Application Server in a different directory.